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captioning sponsored by wpbt >> this is n.b.r. >> mike: from paint to pet food, hats to barbecue. as a nation, we make millions of products every year. but have you ever wondered just how those things are made and what drives those companies? tonight in this "n.b.r." special edition "made in america" we go to towns small and large to meet unique businesses building jobs and profits. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." good evening, i'm mike hegedus with an n.b.r. special edition, made in america. walking down kentucky street in downtown petaluma, california, but it could be anywhere, u.s.a. this is where small businesses live. small businesses that create two out of every three new jobs in the u.s. tonight you're going to meet some of the people behind those businesses and find out how they plan to keep building those businesses. we begin with the housing market, ground zero for the recession. from construction to appliance makers, when it collapsed it took a lot of very good companies down with it. but here's one that has managed to learn how to paint over the rough spots. you can
to success for everett and jones, arguably the best known barbecue restaurant chain in northern california. five outlets with this, the jack london square location in oakland, the largest. >> those are homemade sausages. >> mike: it's owned and operated by dorothy king jurnigan and her children, four daughters and two sons. business acumen passed generation to generation. >> consistency. that's the key to having a successful business. >> knowing the history and where my grandmother went through to hit this business it just made me work harder and just love it. i love it. >> mike: it's a history that stretches back to a shoeless family in rural alabama, one that moved to oakland in the '50s and one that saw dorothy everett, a single mother of eight, open her first restaurant-- with that sauce-- in 1973. it provided a good living and created a desire for something more. >> my mom said to me "dorothy, they are not going to give a black woman that much money. >> mike: but they did and after a stint at the haas business school at u.c. berkeley, she opened this location, one that includes a musi
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